Saturday, May 10, 2014

Article: Putin displays Ukraine chess mastery | OpEdNews

Article: Putin displays Ukraine chess mastery | OpEdNews: Russia's celebrations of the 69th anniversary of the defeat of fascism in World War II come just days after Ukrainian neo-fascists enacted an appalling Odessa massacre. For those who know their history, the graphic symbolism speaks for itself.

And then a geopolitical chess gambit added outright puzzlement to the trademark hypocrisy displayed by the self-proclaimed representatives of "Western civilization."

The gambit comes from -- who else -- Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is now actively mixing chess moves with Sun Tzu's Art of War and Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. No wonder all those American PR shills, helpless State Department spokespersons and NATOstan generals are clueless.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Article: Putin's Subtle Message to Obama | OpEdNews

Article: Putin's Subtle Message to Obama | OpEdNews: Official Washington's shock and disbelief at Russian President Vladimir Putin's calming words about Ukraine reveal more about the widening chasm between real-world nuances and the U.S. political/media elite's hysteria than any dramatic shift in course by Putin.

I'm told that what Putin is doing -- in urging ethnic Russians in east Ukraine to put off a referendum on possible secession and agreeing to pull Russian troops back from the border -- is part of a behind-the-scenes initiative coordinated with President Barack Obama to prevent the Ukraine crisis from spinning further out of control.
On the American side, this also appears to be the latest example of Obama's extraordinary way of conducting foreign policy, often at odds with his own State Department bureaucracy and relying on White House insiders and CIA analysts to counter the belligerence often exhibited by Obama's two secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Article: Gangster State America | OpEdNews

Article: Gangster State America | OpEdNews: The real gangster state is the US. Every institution is corrupt. Regulators sell protection from law for well-paying jobs in the industries that they are supposed to regulate. The Supreme Court not only permits money to purchase the government but also sells out the Constitution to the police state. The Supreme Court has just refused to hear the case against indefinite detention of US citizens in the absence of due process. This is an unambiguous unconstitutional law, yet the Supreme Court refuses to even hear the case, thus granting unchecked police power to the gangster state.

Western Warmongering Based on Lies and Fabrication

Western Warmongering Based on Lies and Fabrication: The significance of this report is that the New York Times has been leading the Western media propaganda campaign, in the service of Washington’s geopolitical agenda, in order to demonize Russia and specifically to portray Moscow as the provocateur in the Ukraine crisis. The absence of any proof, even when the New York Times paid propagandists are sent «behind enemy lines», is a damning admission.

How the thugs killed Odessa inhabitants in the Trade Unions House - the details of bloody scenario

ersieesist: How the thugs killed Odessa inhabitants in the Trade Unions House - the details of bloody scenario

Mike Whitney : False Flag in Odessa

Mike Whitney : False Flag in Odessa: “According to the evidence that I’ve seen …Odessa was a giant false flag operation. It… was one of those staged massacres that the pro-Western forces from Bosnia to Kosovo, now Ukraine, excel at staging, intended to draw Russia to overreact and commit military forces … I believe that the fact that they are willing to stage such a horrendous atrocity shows the depth of their desperation at this point.”

Keith Alexander Unplugged: on Bush/Obama, 1.7 million stolen documents and other matters

Keith Alexander Unplugged: on Bush/Obama, 1.7 million stolen documents and other matters: May 08 2014 "ICH" - "Firstlook" - - The just-retired long-time NSA chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, recently traveled to Australia to give a remarkably long and wide-ranging interview with an extremely sycophantic “interviewer” with The Australian Financial Review. The resulting 17,000-word transcript and accompanying article form a model of uncritical stenography journalism, but Alexander clearly chose to do this because he is angry, resentful, and feeling unfairly treated, and the result is a pile of quotes that are worth examining, only a few of which are noted below:

NBC refuses to receive petition calling for end to occupied Jerusalem shoot | The Electronic Intifada

NBC refuses to receive petition calling for end to occupied Jerusalem shoot | The Electronic Intifada“NBC’s drama series DIG, filmed in occupied Palestinian Jerusalem with the sponsorship of Israeli government and municipal officials notorious for promoting the illegal Israeli settlements and apartheid, violates all standards of corporate ethics and responsibility, is deeply immoral, and adds insult to injury for all Palestinians and conscientious people in the world,” said Zakaria Odeh, Executive Director of the Civic Coalition.

“No amount of Hollywood makeup can cover up occupation, land confiscation, and discriminatory laws. Palestinian society has been clear, and more than 5,000 people on the signature list agree, playing dress up on occupied land will only help to whitewash Israel’s violation of Palestinian rights and further entrench the status quo,” said Palestinian-American poet and Adalah-NY member Remi Kanazi.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

At Last: The Real Story of the Vietnam War | Alternet

At Last: The Real Story of the Vietnam War | Alternet: For half a century we have been arguing about “the Vietnam War.” Is it possible that we didn’t know what we were talking about? After all that has been written (some 30,000 books and counting), it scarcely seems possible, but such, it turns out, has literally been the case.

Now, in Kill Anything that Moves, Nick Turse has for the first time put together a comprehensive picture, written with mastery and dignity, of what American forces actually were doing in Vietnam. The findings disclose an almost unspeakable truth. Meticulously piecing together newly released classified information, court-martial records, Pentagon reports, and firsthand interviews in Vietnam and the United States, as well as contemporaneous press accounts and secondary literature, Turse discovers that episodes of devastation, murder, massacre, rape, and torture once considered isolated atrocities were in fact the norm, adding up to a continuous stream of atrocity, unfolding, year after year, throughout that country.

Article: Guest Column: Putin Should Send Troops Into Ukraine | OpEdNews

Article: Guest Column: Putin Should Send Troops Into Ukraine | OpEdNews: With a death toll of at least 50 over the weekend inflicted by the Western-backed unelected, fascist regime in Kiev, has the time come for Russian President Vladimir Putin to send his troops into eastern Ukraine?

The escalating violence committed by the Kiev junta under the Orwellian guise of "an anti-terror operation" strongly warrants that President Putin should give the go-ahead. The stakes are high. Washington and its European allies, their puppet regime in Kiev and the Western mainstream media have for weeks been accusing Russia of covertly orchestrating protests in eastern and southern Ukraine. With no facts to support its claims, Washington alleges that Moscow is "building a pretext to invade and annex Ukrainian territory."

Article: The Post-Constitutional Era | OpEdNews

Article: The Post-Constitutional Era | OpEdNewsThe U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear our case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law. It means the nation has entered a post-constitutional era. It means that extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by our government is legal. It means that the courts, like the legislative and executive branches of government, exclusively serve corporate power -- one of the core definitions of fascism. It means that the internal mechanisms of state are so corrupted and subservient to corporate power that there is no hope of reform or protection for citizens under our most basic constitutional rights. It means that the consent of the governed -- a poll by OpenCongress.com showed that this provision had a 98 percent disapproval rating -- is a cruel joke. And it means that if we do not rapidly build militant mass movements to overthrow corporate tyranny, including breaking the back of the two-party duopoly that is the mask of corporate power, we will lose our liberty.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Article: The Post-Constitutional Era | OpEdNews

Article: The Post-Constitutional Era | OpEdNewsThe U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear our case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law. It means the nation has entered a post-constitutional era. It means that extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by our government is legal. It means that the courts, like the legislative and executive branches of government, exclusively serve corporate power -- one of the core definitions of fascism. It means that the internal mechanisms of state are so corrupted and subservient to corporate power that there is no hope of reform or protection for citizens under our most basic constitutional rights. It means that the consent of the governed -- a poll by OpenCongress.com showed that this provision had a 98 percent disapproval rating -- is a cruel joke. And it means that if we do not rapidly build militant mass movements to overthrow corporate tyranny, including breaking the back of the two-party duopoly that is the mask of corporate power, we will lose our liberty.

Article: NATO's soft war on Russia | OpEdNews

Article: NATO's soft war on Russia | OpEdNews: oor NATO. Damned Soviets. The benign North Atlantic Treaty Organization has spent two decades "trying to build a partnership" with Russia. But now, "clearly the Russians have declared NATO as an adversary, so we have to begin to view Russia no longer as a partner but as more of an adversary," according to NATO deputy secretary-general Alexander Vershbow, a former US diplomat/Pentagon employee.